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Batteries Not Included

One of the hurdles for the TDM-to-IP Transition is the power outage. With POTS lines, the dial-tone is powered from the central office, so even with a blackout for a while the consumers can still dial 911. With VoIP,...

VoIP Velocity, But Tie Your Shoelaces First

The numbers that ANPI collected from Gartner about VoIP and UC point to market velocity for VoIP. By the end of 2015, "60% of all North American enterprises will move at least 30% of their voice communication to the...

Comcast Merger Will Pressure CLECs

The CLEC industry has a few problems: TDM-to-IP Transition USF Reform (E-Rate, ETC) Consolidation Special Access Pricing The biggest problem by far is the Comcast-TWC merger. It will replace 2 large MSOs (Comcast + TWC) with 2 much larger...

Dali, Picasso and UC

Last month, the Salvador Dali Museum finished up its Andy Warhol tour. Warhol and Dali knew each other. They both also knew - and were influenced by - Pablo Picasso. (For example, Head After Picasso (1985) by Andy Warhol.)...

The News Just Isn't the News Anymore

Magazines and newspapers are looking for clicks and content (that gets clicks) and ways to get people to stay on the site longer. Yadda yadda. In that haste, the content that it contains has become blurred between what is...

Two UC Providers Cash Out

Phoenix-based Telesphere announced that Vonage would be acquiring them for $114 million in stock and cash. Teleshpere's Broadsoft-powered UCaaS revenue is just north of $40 million, so it is about 2.5x times revenue - a deal that many Cloud...

Why I am Tired of RingCentral

Every conversation about Hosted PBX (HPBX) includes the mention of RingCentral. This company has done a fantastic job of marketing itself. So well in fact that it has been able to IPO and then go back for a second...

More Thoughts from Denver (II)

Why are Phone Numbers still used? If Broadband is as vital as electricity, why do we allow this to happen? Frontier faces a class action lawsuit in West Virginia over its broadband service. Want to beat Amazon? Sell your...

Thoughts from Denver

What are you powering your business communications - to employees, partners, vendors, prospects and customers - with? Why doesn't anyone advertise a reliable and secure connection? If it was really State of the Art, it wouldn't come with all...

Channel, Sales and a Chat with a Master Agent

Josh Anderson of master agency Acuity Technologies joins me for a chat about the channel, partners, salespeople and some of the other topics on CPZ from CP Expo....

Notes from Connections 2014 Part Deux

More notes from BSFT Connections 2014 in the desert by friends of my at the show. These notes are from ANPI's prezo and others. It coincides with David Byrd's blog post about the best part of UC is Presence...

The Battle Over LERG, LNP

At Comptel Plus Neustar was campaigning against the old Telecordia to keep its contract for LERG and other databases. A little history of Neustar: in 1996, "Neustar - then the Communications Industry Services (CIS) operating unit within Lockheed Martin...

FCC Chair Wheeler Missed a Point

At Comptel, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was the keynote speaker. Competition is the FCC model, he stated. Really? Since when? Do you think we have adequate competition in anything but cellular? Wheeler says that for the FCC "the best...

Agent and Reseller M&A

GTT Communications just acquired UNSi for $40 million. GTT is an interesting company. Interesting in how they put makeup on. There are numerous descriptions of the company: This from Reuters: "GTT Communications, Inc., formerly Global Telecom & Technology, Inc.,...

The Cost of Attention (Advertising)

Note: This isn't a political rant. It's a numbers game. In 2010, current Florida Governor Rick Scott spent $40 million to win the governor's race. The voter turnout was 49% according to the state of Florida. In 2012, the...

What Business Are You Really in?

For the Cloud Comm providers, it seems like they are in every business except VoIP. They are phone (handset) purveyors, network operators (for all the circuits they provide), tech support, software integration, network monitoring and a host of other...

A $19B UCC Business

In a CRN article, Bob Gutschenritter, director of UCC for Ingram Micro North America, was reported: "Gutschenritter said the UCC business as a whole is already a $19 billion business, with 7 percent year over year growth. He said...

How Frictionless is the Sales Process?

On sales that are under $200, the sales process - ordering, quoting - has to be frictionless. The paperwork has to be online. E-signature has been around for a while, use it. No one wants to do paperwork for...

Does Signing an Agreement Make a Partnership?

Does signing the agreement make a partnership? Um, no it doesn't. Any more than using the "fog a mirror" strategy builds a proper channel. As I have said before, channel programs are only a numbers game when the people...

Do SPIFFs Work?

In a conversation with IPR Channel chief, Kirk Horton, this question arose: Do SPIFF's work? It isn't a yes or no answer. It depends. When a new product is launched, spiffs help to draw attention to the new product....

A Podcast with PlumUC

Greg Plum spent 15 years in the channel mainly in conferencing. Now he has his own agency, PlumUC. We talk about his upcoming trip to the Office365 Nation on the campus of Microsoft in Redmond - and why Microsoft...

The IP Transformation Effect

While the former RBOCs run pilots for the TDM-to-IP transformation that they are pushing for, the rest of the ILEC world is scrambling to figure out how it will destroy their current business model. The Rural LECs have been...

The Expo News Update

Datapipe, a global managed IT provider, acquired Layered Tech to add to its US federal government business. Layered Tech adds security and compliance to Datapipe's managed cloud service. It is not unusual to pick off a specialty shop since...

PwC's Growth Study

PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC) released a study about the future of work/ Here are some excerpts. "The world craves growth. The developing world needs growth to pull people out of poverty. The developed world needs growth to tackle mounting unemployment and...

What Did I Miss Part 34

Merger Details Emerge In the mix of the Comcast-TWC merger will emerge a new MSO created by divestitures and swaps called GreatLand Connections, previously called SpinCo. Charter will own one-third and operate it, says Telecompetitor. The FCC has received...
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